The Comedy Factory is the first of its kind in Gujarat. Conceptualized by Manan Desai – Co-Founder & Programming Director, he has an experience of hosting prime time shows for over 7 years in different FM Radio Stations of Gujarat. Hungry for live entertainment in the state – he came up with the idea of The Comedy Factory.
We are in the business of manufacturing humour and churning out original content. Our performance area has been in Gujarat & beyond. We have also performed for private affairs & corporate shows all over India. We have pioneered Urban Standup Comedy Comedy in Gujarat. We have been at it for more than four years now, and this is just the beginning. One of our highlights apart from standup comedy is Improv Comedy! Improv Comedy consists of acts that are decided on the spot and improvised. We also perform Musical Comedy & Sketch Comedy.
We have a very popular YouTube channel which gives original Gujarati content along with Hindi & English sketches or videos from time to time. If you’re the generous kind who likes to provide entertainment to their loved ones or their employees, we can take your events to a whole new level of insanity. After a short stint in television and the Gujarati Cinema last year, The Comedy Factory is bound to expand its wings further. Nominated for FORBES TOP 100 CELEBRITY LIST , this diverse group of artists are prepared & passionate to set new avenues and benchmarks for talent in Gujarat.
Manan Desai is one of the Founders of The Comedy Factory. After realising the lack of live entertainment in Gujarat, he came up with the idea of introducing a different form of Comedy to the people. As the Programming Head and a Comedian, he made sure that he not only exposed people to this art form, but also captured a lot of hearts with a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary Gujarati life style. He was also a part ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’, telecasted on Colors TV, and Comedy Dangal, telecasted on Life Ok. Marrying a South Indian and becoming a father recently, added a lot of new perspective to his content along with a few pounds to his body. Manan Desai’s ‘Ashudh Gujarati Standup’ was the first of its kind, ever to be performed in Gujarat.
The unconventional journey of Ojas Rawal is amusing in itself. He studied medicine but pursues films and TV. A professor of Socioeconomics who steals flowering plants. An NRI who mixes the two cultures as beautifully as himself in drag. His humour brims with a satire on his perils of Gujju matrimonial sites, terrorizing cookery shows and stories of struggling student life. He also likes Improv Comedy, neon clothes, Waheeda Rehman and pickled lemons.
Engineer + Deadpan + Killer Observations = Chirayu Mistry. This writer and stand up comedian is a home grown Barodian with a twist. Chirayu weaves a wonderful web of laughs wherever he goes and is known for his 'Vikrut' but clean comedy infused with observations on life, Bollywood and people in general. Chirayu is most comfortable performing in Gujarati and Hindi and has quickly risen to being one of the funniest acts of Gujarat in 2015.
Basically a musician, Aariz Saiyed plays a vital role in making The Comedy Factory’s YouTube videos. Known for his forte in musical comedy as a Stand-up Comedian, he is just trying to make the team more secular, being the only Muslim guy in this factory. Along with his passion for performance, he also loves cats!
‘Nautanki’ Deep is a theatre-actor, comedian and the Production Head of The Comedy Factory. You might just catch him roaming on the streets of Vadodara, on his beloved Royal Enfield, thinking about the next story from his life that he can turn into a stand up. Filled with high energy theatrics, he brings to life every character he portrays on stage! Holding a Master's Degree in Human Resources enables him to contribute his managerial skills to the team's Production Management.
Preeti das is a crazy tamil bengali combination married to a Kutchi Gujarati. Besides being a standup comedian she is a journalist and a mother. She fosters a dream of doing an item number in Tamil movies preferably opposite Shimbu. She has been trying to complete her PhD in Urban Governance for almost a decade now. This whirlwind of insanity deals with ethnicity, sex, politics and a few edgy things that even we blush to write about - in her stand up acts.
Vidya Desai is the backbone of The Comedy Factory. Being the Managing Director and one of the Founders, she ensures that the brand reaches out to the right niche. She's the reason why our team isn't broke. She's still contemplating whether to take up Comedy as a profession and not just business.